The proposed extension to the Junction Square shopping mall, located in the central city area of Yangon, comprises an elegant 17-storey office tower named Crystal Tower, a 15-storey high-end serviced apartment tower named Crystal Residences, and an annex mall.
Anchoring the northern end of the site, Crystal Tower features a stark rectangular form, wrapped in a combination of flat and indented full-height glass as well as solid panels. When viewed from different angles, the random
yet modulated arrangement creates unique patterns on the façade.
Crystal Residences is oriented to face one of Myanmar’s most iconic historical sites – Shwedagon Pagoda. The apartments are designed to adapt to the local context and lifestyle, including a spacious wet kitchen in every unit to cater to the locals’ affection for heavy cooking. In addition, cross-ventilation and natural lighting throughout the residences is provided through a large central atrium, cut-outs on the building massing, and the careful orientation of the units. An environmental deck on the sixth floor features a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, gym, barbeque area and children’s playground.